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BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Sung in English) / Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ (Sung in English) (Ferrier) (1947-1949)

    
      

 

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BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Sung in English) / Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ (Sung in English) (Ferrier) (1947-1949)

Kathleen Ferrier was one of the greatest British singers of the 20th century. Her performances of the St Matthew Passion were the stuff of legend, and she herself said, ‘You’ve never heard me sing if you haven’t heard me in Bach.’ In 1947 she began a series of sessions to record the Matthew Passion, but several factors, including a full diary of concert engagements at home and abroad, meant that the recording was not completed until June 1948. The 1949 recording of Bach’s Cantata ‘Hold in affection Jesus Christ’, BWV 67 made to mark the bicentenary of the composer’s death, here receives its first ever release on CD.



Disc 1

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67 (Sung in English)
1.   Play with flash player Chorale: Hold in affection Jesus Christ (Chorus) 00:03:44
2.   Play with flash player Aria: Christ Jesus now is risen (Tenor) 00:02:56
3.   Play with flash player Recitative: Now, Jesus (Alto) 00:00:32
4.   Play with flash player Chorale: Come all (Chorus) 00:00:53
5.   Play with flash player Recitative: And still, O Lord (Alto) 00:01:02
6.   Play with flash player Aria: Peace be unto you (Bass, Chorus) 00:05:59
7.   Play with flash player Chorale: Lord Christ (Chorus) 00:01:05

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John, lyricist(s)
Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor, arranger(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Sung in English)
8.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Come ye daughters (Chorus) 00:10:11
9.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: When Jesus had finished (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:46
10.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: O blessed Jesu (Chorus) 00:01:00
11.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Then assembled together (Evangelist) 00:00:28
12.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Not upon the feast (Chorus) 00:00:14
13.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Now when Jesus was in Bethany (Evangelist) 00:00:37
14.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: To what purpose is this waste (Chorus) 00:00:37
15.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: When Jesus understood it (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:33
16.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: My Master and my Lord (Contralto) 00:01:13
17.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Grief for sin (Contralto) 00:03:35
18.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Break in grief (Soprano) 00:04:05
19.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Now the first day (Chorus, Evangelist) 00:00:12
20.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Where, where (Chorus) 00:00:25
21.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: And He said, go (Chorus, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:42
22.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: 'Tis I whose sin doth bind Thee (Chorus) 00:00:58
23.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: And He answered (Judas, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:03:19
24.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Although our eyes with tears (Soprano) 00:01:33
25.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Jesus, Saviour (Soprano) 00:04:01
26.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: And after they had sung (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:53
27.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Peter answered and said (Peter, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:57
28.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: Here would I stand beside Thee (Chorus) 00:01:07
29.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Then cometh Jesus (Evangelist, Jesus) 00:01:42
30.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: O grief (Chorus, Tenor) 00:03:00
31.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: I would beside my Lord (Tenor, Chorus) 00:04:03


Disc 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John, lyricist(s)
Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor, arranger(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Sung in English)
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: And He went a little farther (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:52
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: The Saviour, low before His Father (Bass) 00:01:14
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Gladly would I take (Bass) 00:02:03
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: And He cometh (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:07
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: O Father let Thy will be done (Chorus) 00:01:19
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Then cometh He (Judas, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:02:00
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Duet and Chorus: Behold my Saviour (Chorus, Contralto, Soprano) 00:05:00
8.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: And behold one of them (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:02:23
9.   Play with flash player Part I: Chorus: O man, thy grievous sin (Chorus) 00:08:04
10.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria and Chorus: Ah! now is my Saviour gone (Chorus, Contralto) 00:05:15
11.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: And they that had laid hold (Evangelist) 00:00:55
12.   Play with flash player Part II: Chorus: How falsely doth the world (Chorus) 00:00:58
13.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Yea though many (Witnesses, Evangelist) 00:01:08
14.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: He holds His peace (Tenor) 00:01:06
15.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Endure, endure (Tenor) 00:04:06
16.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative and Chorus: And the High Priest answered (Chorus, High Priest, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:26
17.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative and Chorus: Then they did spit in His face (Chorus, Evangelist) 00:00:42
18.   Play with flash player Part II: Chorus: O Lord, who dares to smite Thee (Chorus) 00:01:08
19.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative and Chorus: Now Peter sat without in the Palace (Chorus, Peter, Evangelist, First Maid, Second Maid) 00:01:22
20.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Then began he to curse (Peter, Evangelist) 00:01:34
21.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Have mercy, Lord, on me (Contralto) 00:07:13
22.   Play with flash player Part II: Chorus: Lamb of God (Chorus) 00:01:23
23.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative and Chorus: When the morning was come (Chorus, Judas, Evangelist) 00:01:17
24.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: And he cast down (Judas, Evangelist) 00:00:49
25.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Give, O give me back my Lord (Bass) 00:03:57
26.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: And they took counsel (Pilate, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:02:06
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